Delicious Honey Mustard Dressing

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Kick your salad up a notch with this easy-to-make Honey Mustard Dressing. With its perfect mix of tangy and sweet, it’s sure to please your plate — and palate!

Delicious Honey Mustard Dressing

Bored with your everyday salad? Tired of the same-old bottled dressings? This Honey Mustard Dressing is like inviting a special guest to your lunch or dinner: you’ll look forward to the visit all day.

My best friend introduced me to this game-changer of a salad dressing at a Sunday brunch. Not only was I dressed to the nines but so was my salad. And even better, my bestie let me in on a secret: the dressing is not only delicious but also easy to make.

Sweet honey and kicky Dijon mustard, combined with the creaminess of mayonnaise and a pop of freshness from red wine vinegar, create a rich and exciting flavor. And, did I mention the cayenne pepper? It adds the tiniest bit of heat on the backside.

One fun idea for a dinner party or brunch is to offer a buffet of homemade dressings. You could include this Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing or Homemade Peppercorn Ranch Dressing. Take a vote afterward to determine the favorite!

I’m convinced that once you try this Honey Mustard Dressing, the store-bought bottles will start gathering dust in the back of the pantry.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

This versatile dressing is like the perfect guest who can sit next to Aunt Bertha or Cousin Thad and be equally at ease and charming.

Switching it up: This is more than just your salad’s new bestie. Picture it brushed on juicy grilled chicken or as a fun dip at your next veggie tray party.

Sweet and Easy: The best part? You probably have all the stuff in your pantry to whip this up in your pantry. And it’s super quick to mix together, so it’s perfect for those #NoTimeToCook days.

Do It Your Way: And let’s not forget: making it yourself means you get to tweak it until it’s perfect for you. It’s healthier (and frankly, yummier) than the bottle you’d pick up at the store. So why not give it a go?

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper
Delicious Honey Mustard Dressing

How to Make – The Steps

Step 1: Place all the ingredients into a bowl.

Delicious Honey Mustard Dressing

Step 2: Whisk together until smooth.

Step 3: Pour into a sealable bottle or jar and keep in the fridge.

Tips & Tricks to Make a Perfect Honey Mustard Dressing

  • Some like it hot. Some do not. Adjust the honey, mustard, and cayenne according to your preference.
  • Give yourself a workout by really whisking the ingredients. Give it a good shake again when you use the leftovers (if there’s any left over!).
  • Let the dressing chill out: put it in the fridge for at least an hour before using the first time.
Delicious Honey Mustard Dressing

FAQs

Can I make this dressing vegan?

Of course! Swap out the regular mayo for your favorite vegan version and use plant-based sweeteners like agave or maple syrup instead of honey.

Can I make this dressing a few days in advance?

Definitely! Seal the container tightly, and you can store the dressing in your fridge for about a week. But it’s so good that I doubt it’ll last that long.

Are there other ways to jazz up this recipe?

The sky’s the limit! I like to throw in a pinch of garlic powder for an extra kick or a dash of smoked paprika for a slightly smoky taste. If when I want a creamier version, I add a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Can I swap out the Dijon for yellow mustard or whole-grain?

Sure. You’re the captain of the kitchen, so you decide. Yellow mustard will make the dressing a tad tangier; whole-grain mustard will also change the texture a bit.

Delicious Honey Mustard Dressing

Serving Suggestions

This versatile dressing shines when drizzled over a colorful garden salad, but it’s an equal-opportunity flavor enhancer. Try it as a marinade for grilled chicken, a dipping sauce for fresh vegetables, or even spread it on a sandwich.

It would be a great companion for this Strawberry Chicken Salad or a side sauce for One Pan Honey Mustard Chicken, appealing to people (like me) who love a bit of chicken with every bite of dip.

How to Store

Place any leftovers in the fridge, and it’s ready for use for up to a week. The next time you want to jazz up a meal, just take out the dressing, shake or stir, and then it’s ready to go.

Delicious Honey Mustard Dressing

Delicious Honey Mustard Dressing

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Kick your salad up a notch with this easy-to-make Honey Mustard Dressing. With its perfect mix of tangy and sweet, it's sure to please your plate—and palate!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper

Instructions
 

  • Pop all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk together until smooth. Pour into a sealable bottle or jar and keep in the fridge.
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